This project has currently been postponed to March 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.
This VR program offers seniors, especially those living with cognitive degeneration, 360-degree experience of their place of birth, favourite tourist area or activities that they are too old to physically participate in, such as hiking or diving.
Through these VR experiences, we aim to improve the quality of life for people with dementia by helping them recall past memories, reduce aggression and improve interactions with caretakers, all of which further provides a richer and more satisfying quality of life.
Key Objectives of the program
Senior home Partners
Through the course of the program over 135 senior participants will get the opportunity to combat challenges arising from dementia through the use of Virtual Reality. The program will be run in three cohorts of 13 weeks each. Our participant / mentor ratio will be 3:1 allowing our participants and mentors to get comfortable with each other, as well as allowing for personalised VR experiences.
The program will benefit the following categories of seniors
Seniors within the LGBTQ2 communities
Seniors living with disabilities
Seniors from the Official language minority communities
Seniors belonging to ethno-cultural groups or members of visible minority groups
Newcomer and Refugee seniors
Low income seniors